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Cliffs spokeswoman talks about reductions in Silver Bay

Cliffs Natural Resources will idle part of its Silver Bay operation due to a slow down in the iron ore market.


Horseshoe shelf mushroom

You can find conks on your trees in the woods

You’ve seen those mushrooms growing like shelves on trees. They’re not dead, they’re alive and doing interesting things.


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Not your ordinary bike trip...this one's to the South Pole

Ann Possis visited Nov. 23 with polar adventurer, educator, guide, and former Cook County resident Eric Larsen about his upcoming adventure, Cycle South. Eric, the first person to reach both the North and South Poles and Mt. Everest in a single year, will start in mid-December to pedal from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole on a fat tire bike. You can follow his adventures here. Outside Magazine has a great article about it, too.


Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff announces special awards to courthouse "heroes"

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk announced  important recognitions due three people involved in the courthouse shooting of December last year.


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First-ever food history exhibit at Nat'l. Museum of American History opens

Buck chatted Nov. 23 with Paula Johnson, curator at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., about their brand-new exhibit, "Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000," which features Julia Child's kitchen, among other things. The exhibit examines some of the big changes in food and wine in postwar America.


Broadband

Broadband Commission representatives give an overview of activities

Broadband is getting closer every day to being a reality. With that service comes a whole basket of digital opportunities.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Winter's here, and to stay

Winter arrived with nice snowfalls last week, but what’s in store for this week?


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill talks about his new committee chairmanship

David Dill is in his tenth year of representing the people of District 3A. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Rep.


Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary: November 26

Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on what we're grateful for.


Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: November 24th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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Youth Show November 22

This week, we bring you a great pre-recorded program in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.


 Thanksgiving Snow by Travis Novitsky

Dealing with Stress (especially holiday stress) - November 24, 2012

Many of us deal with extra stress during the holiday season. What are some ways we can create a more joyful holiday season?


Turtle Under Ice

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: November 17th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Wrap for November 23, 2012

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Should students involved in extracurricular activities be tested for drug use? (Charles Kaiser/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Katie Vander Heiden on student drug testing

Should high schoolers participating in extracurricular activities be drug tested? College in the Schools Writing student Katie Vander Heiden will be looking into that question in the coming weeks.


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